On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, we offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — to help plant churches in West Africa by supporting the church-planters working with the Jesus Film Project (JFP).

Well, you came through with a wonderful response. According to our friends at the JFP, SMI members collectively gave over $7,700! As in years past, generous SMI members learned of a need and wanted to be part of the solution. 

(FYI, we don't know who gave or how much — that's between you and the Jesus Film Project.)

As promised, those gifts were matched dollar for dollar. That’s enough to help plant 35 new churches in West Africa.

We're also grateful to report that the JFP met its campaign-wide goal of raising $200,000, which was doubled to $400,000 — enough to plant a remarkable 900 churches!

To those of you who gave, thank you for responding in a beautiful and generous way!